Marella Discovery Cruise Reviews

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544 reviews
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Overall good cruise but disgusting food in some of the restaurants lets it down.
"The staff are so nice, so it's sad when they have to serve people inedible food or disappoint people by telling them, no tables left for the night, even though you've been queuing up for 30 minutes or more.No such problems with the Glass House (where there is a payable menu in the evening too, which is very nice) and even the buffet seemed to be of better quality and usually something suitable could be found, than the 2 waiter service...."Read More

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Going downhill

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ENNYLynne
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We travelled with Marella same embarkcation in 2022. Rebooted on the positive journey last year. The ships hygiene is poor. They don't wipe down tables after use in the Island restaurant (indoor or out) when we spoke to someone they tried to justify the lack of care due to a Customs Inspection on the day. However, whilst they removed dishes quickly, they didn't wipe at all, the entire 7 days ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Exceptional value for money.

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Sian76
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

The balcony cabin and bathroom was lovely, and maintained to a lovely standard. The staff are fantastic, with special acknowledgement to Leandro (Atrium Bar), Ni (Sushi restaurant) and Rodrigo (Bar 11), who were exceptional. The drinks package was well worth the additional £90, with quality premium drinks available. The main downfall was the food, it was difficult to book into the ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Butlins-on-sea

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Jon1980
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Memorable cruise but unfortunately memorable for all the wrong reasons, if you’re looking for a cruise with good food, luxury accommodation, excellent service, then do not book this. Butlins has more quality than this cruise. Food was typical British like Bacon, eggs and baked beans for breakfast. Buffet at dinner had a lot of choice but wasn’t the best quality, cold food and over cooked. If ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Marella - First Time Cruising

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Megan Maynard
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

We have always booked with TUI, and as my uncles 50th birthday was approaching last year we decided to book a cruise around the Caribbean! My aunt and uncle unfortunately had to cancel due to health reasons but myself, mum and dad still went. Our flight out was on the 28th December 2023 and we flew home from Barbados (one of the negative factors, nothing on TUI or Marella though) on the 11th ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


The good, the bad and an airport that can't cope

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Heathway
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise with Marella and we were full of expectation for Christmas in the Caribbean. Our first problem was at Gatwick airport where the push back machine broke and it took 2 hours to dismantle and check all the wheels before we could fly off, granted this wasn't a problem caused by Tui. On arrival at Bridgetown airport we sat on the plan for a further 1 1/2 hours whilst they ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Very poor all around

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cazzzie987
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We travelled on the 24th September to Florida to board to Marella Discovery. Firstly, I must say the flight there was delayed by one and a half hours. These things happen, however lack of communication lets you down as no one had a clue what was happening and that was very poor. Upon arrival, the trip through the airport and the transport to the ship were well organised apart from assistance ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Traveled with disabled person


Far too inconsistent

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duncrieviedude
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did our 1st Marella cruise around the Canaries in Feb which was ok so decided to try them again on a 14 night cruise around the eastern USA. Flights to and from Glasgow were pretty good, although my wife’s entertainment screen never worked on way out though they did issue a £30 refund. A few good films but music channels were dire, it was hard to find any good albums to listen to. Food on ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Trending in the wrong direction

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KP98
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

This was our 5th cruise with Marella so we have had experience of what to expect and we are well aware of what they used to be able to provide and the standards which they would uphold. Unfortunately, these are sadly slipping quickly and our most recent trip was without doubt the worst yet. There has been a noticeable cut back in staff and other cost cutting measures which is really hurting the ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Peaks and troughs - Mostly Peaks

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Filemakers
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Upon arrival , the exterior of the ship appears underwhelming , you can tell it’s a older ship, quite small in comparison with some of the other super cruisers that are a option, but this carry’s its own charm upon boarding. This was our first ever cruise and America / New York was always on our places we wanted to visit , the price although was expensive in comparison to European holidays , ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Lovely cabin, amazing service and excellent ports!

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GeordiesAtSea
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

We sailed for our honeymoon in July 2023, this was our first cruise so I don’t have any previous experience to compare to but we really enjoyed our holiday. Cabin We booked a junior suite on deck 8 and our cabin stewards were fantastic. There was an issue with a plug socket not working, I reported it on the navigate app and then went to explore the ship. When we got back an hour or so ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


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